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Entry-level 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro has significantly slower SSD than M1 models

1 month ago   |   By Beta News

If you opt for the base model of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with the company's new M2 chip, you might end up being disappointed by the performance. Tests have revealed that the entry-level 256GB model, priced at $1,299, have significantly slower SSDs than their M1-based counterparts. And the difference really is significant; benchmarks shows that that SSD read speeds are 50 percent slower in the latest models. Write speeds are also slower, although not quite so dramatically. So, is the M2 MacBook Pro worse than the M1 version? See also: Sun Valley 2's tabbed Explorer could help to speed up...
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Two big Apple TV upgrades could make it a future gaming powerhouse

Two big Apple TV upgrades could make it a future gaming powerhouse

1 month ago   |   By iMore

What you need to know
Apple is rumored to be working on a new Apple TV device.
The upgraded Apple TV is said to pack a new A14 chip.
An extra 1GB of RAM is expected to be added to the new machine.
A more powerful Apple TV could be a real boon for gaming.
Often the forgotten product of Apple's lineup, the Apple TV set-top box could be in for a big update according to a new report.
Last updated last year, the current best Apple TV is powered by an A12 chip. That could all change soon enough, with Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reporting that a new A14-powered device is in the works. Writing via the...
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Thinking of buying an M2 MacBook Pro? Be wary of its slower SSD

Thinking of buying an M2 MacBook Pro? Be wary of its slower SSD

1 month ago   |   By Tech Radar

Let's be honest: we're all seriously pumped about the new MacBook Pro , powered by the second generation of Apple Silicon. The M2 chip is a veritable powerhouse, with excellent performance and efficiency, comfortably outperforming the previous-generation M1 in just about every area. But if you're considering purchasing the entry-level 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro - which comes equipped with a 256GB SSD - you might want to think twice. YouTubers Max Tech and Created Tech have run comparison tests between the base models of the M2 and M1 MacBook Pro, and found that the M2 version's SSD was...
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Apple's VR headset could be more powerful than our favorite MacBook

Apple's VR headset could be more powerful than our favorite MacBook

1 month ago   |   By Tech Radar

Ahead of its rumored 2023 launch, it seems the Apple headset is getting a power boost thanks to Apple's impressive M2 chip. If true then it could make be more powerful than our favorite MacBook, the MacBook Air. That's according to Mark Gurman's latest Power On newsletter where he said “I'm told the latest internal incarnations of the run the base M2 chip along with 16 gigabytes of RAM.” Previous rumors had indicated that Apple's headset would instead be powered by two different chips - an M1-like processor for more intense applications, and a weaker chip for low-powered uses. Rumors...
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Five more M2-powered Macs are in the works, says well-connected journo

Five more M2-powered Macs are in the works, says well-connected journo

1 month ago   |   By iMore

What you need to know
Apple is rumored to be working on five new Macs all with M2 chips inside.
A new Mac mini, new MacBook Pros, and a Mac Pro are on the horizon.
A refreshed Mac Studio could also be in the works.
Apple's M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are just the start.
Apple already has two M2-powered machines but it's still working on getting a further five into the market, according to a new report.
Writing as part of the weekly Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports that Apple still has plans to release five new M2 Macs, all using various iterations of the chip that...
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Apple's mixed reality headset will reportedly feature the M2 chip

Apple's mixed reality headset will reportedly feature the M2 chip

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

Apple's rumored mixed reality headset is reported to come with the new M2 chip along with a whopping 16GB of RAM...
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